Government making housebuilding a top priority will settle industry nerves

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Peter Vinden, Managing Director of The Vinden Partnership – a leading multi-disciplinary consultant company to the built environment said: “The move back to growth in the construction industry is certainly encouraging and would indicate that the sector is less worried about the impact of leaving the European Union.

“While there is no doubt that certain parts of the industry remain subdued by Brexit, the government’s announcement this week that they will make housebuilding and infrastructure a top priority will go some way to steadying a few nerves.

“The largest increase in residential housebuilding since January has obviously played a key part in the rise in construction output.

“The results of this survey provide a decent platform for the government to build on but it would a mistake to think it will be all plain sailing for the industry and economy as whole. The government still need to put meat on the bones of its Brexit policy and stave off the threat of uncertainty that can suffocate the construction industry.”

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